So it was great to see the youth Hollands have really developed into some fine stock. Instead of tons of low quality color, you now see youth really working to improve the breed and strive to meet the standard. Hooray! Also there are a lot more rabbits up on the tables which makes it nice for anyone showing, because they can actually be rewarded for their efforts. Nothing is a bigger let down than earning a leg, and having it not count because there weren't enough rabbits.
Another highlight of the show, was a doe we had sold last year, produced the best in breed holland! I was so excited about this. I am always very cautious to sell animals unless I feel confident that they would benefit someone. So this was like a nice pat on the back for the fact we did just that! For me personally that is bigger than if we had won ourselves. Being a reputable breeder means more to me than having a shelf full of trophies.
Our cute little buck Theo was able to earn his first junior leg yesterday in the last show. The Gordons and Lanae of Little Rascals were kind enough to evaluate our bucks and couldn't say enough nice things about them. It was really refreshing to know our stuff is looking as nice as we thought. The hard things with bucks, is they have to mature for quite awhile before they become competitive in senior class. We are very anxious to watch these 2 mature.